A Writer Reflects on Creation and Inspiration
ABOUT THE BOOK It's time for spring planting, but where is Farmer Green? And how will the garden grow? When Farmer Green is injured during spring planting season and cannot sow his seeds, Burton the Scarecrow and his nearby bird and animal friends find a heartwarming solution to the farmer's impending problem. Banding together to get the job done, the hardworking little crew plants and tends a beautiful garden to benefit Farmer Green and his family at harvest time. With Burton as their guide, a host of dedicated helpers work tirelessly to plant, water and weed the flourishing garden as the ailing farmer recuperates at home. When Farmer Green is finally able to visit his fields, he marvels at the miracle he witnesses and graciously thanks Burton and his little friends for stepping in to plant and nurture such a wonderful Friendship Garden. The second title in V.A. Boeholt's delightful Friendship Tales from the Farm series, Burton's Friendship Garden is a heartfelt story of cultivating gardens, cultivating friendships, and learning important life lessons. How does a garden grow? With a little love, some helping hands, and a lot of hard work WHAT MAKES BURTON THE KIND SCARECROW UNIQUE? Building on the legacy of Burton the Kind Scarecrow, the second picture book in V.A. Boeholt's charming Friendship Tales from the Farm series, Burton's Friendship Garden teaches a universal lesson of friendship that embodies the spirit of service by reinforcing important character-building principles like empathy, teamwork, and commitment to reaching a worthy goal. Coupled with Nathaniel P. Jensen's vibrant illustrations, Boeholt's engaging narrative brings Burton the Scarecrow, Farmer Green and their farmyard friends to life, celebrating friendship, gardening, and the joy of service to others. The story's heartfelt message is reinforced by an innovative Resource Guide and Glossary, outlining story concepts, suggesting reader/listener connecting points, and recommending supplementary activities. Like each book in the Friendship Tales from the Farm series, Burton's Friendship Garden creates a picture-perfect learning opportunity for parents, teachers, and children to share at planting time, harvest time, and anytime
Erin : Porcupine's Quill, 2001.
147 p. ;,22 cm.